Truck Driver Training

At a Glance

Get ready to hit the open road and start your career as a safe, professional, commercial driver.

Students can train for a trucking career with LLCC’s Truck Driver Training program, combining classroom and a hands-on approach to obtaining a class A commercial driver’s license with all endorsements. Classes are taught by professionals who have years of teaching and over-the-road driving experience.

Students can complete the program in four weeks (20 days) or six weeks (32 nights). Upon completion, students have the basic skills to become a safe, professional, commercial driver and secure an entry-level position in the trucking industry. View class dates.

Degrees & Certs

LLCC offers the following certificate program to successfully equip you for a career in the trucking industry.

The program has a total of eight (four 2004, one 2016, one 2021, one 2022 and one 2024) Freightliner tractors with straight 10 speeds and 53' box trailers. Learn more about the program and what is covered in the four-week training.

Job Outlook


Program cost: $4,500

Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical/Drug Scan: $125.00

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR): $12.00

Class A CDL Permit Fees

  • If the student has a Class A CDL license or permit with all endorsements: $0.00
  • If the student needs to add an endorsement to the Class A CDL or permit: $5.00
  • If the student has a Class B CDL and is upgrading to a Class A CDL: $5.00
  • If the student does not have a CDL and is upgrading to a Class A CDL: $50.00

Hazardous Materials Endorsement Requirements

  • FBI fingerprinting and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fee: $86.50*
  • Class A CDL license

Hazmat contact information

Get information on funding assistance.

Getting Started

The truck driver training program at LLCC utilizes a screening process to discuss the program, go over health history, background, vehicle driving record, funding assistance and employment opportunities.

The first step for enrollment is to contact the LLCC Truck Driver Training office at 217-786-2565 to schedule an appointment. We will discuss all the policies of the program and place the student in the next available class. See class start dates listed below.


From Interstate 55, take exit 90 at Toronto Road and go east. Follow Toronto Road until you come to the stoplight at the entrance to LLCC. Once you arrive on campus, make the first turn right. We are located straight ahead in the Workforce Careers Center. Enter the doors on far left (east) end of building. Our office is located immediately to the right through the double glass doors next to the stairs.

Class dates

Classes fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 217-786-2565 to inquire about the next available class opening.

  • Dec. 4, 2023–Jan. 16, 2024 - full
  • Jan. 2–Jan. 30 - full
  • Jan. 2–Feb. 16 (night class) - full
  • Jan. 17–Feb. 13 - full
  • Jan. 31–Feb. 27 - full
  • Feb. 14–March 19 - full
  • Feb. 19–April 12 (night class) - full
  • Feb. 28–April 3 - full
  • March 20–April 17 - full
  • April 4–May 1 - full
  • April 15–May 30 (night class) - full
  • April 18–May 15 - full

  • May 2- May 30
  • May 16-June 17
  • June 3-July 2 - full
  • June 3-July 25 (night class) - full
  • June 18-July 18 - full
  • July 3-Aug. 5
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